A humane but honest portrait of an Afghani patriarch and his family after the fall of the Taliban. Seierstad shows the struggles of the Afghan people to emerge from the chaos of their history, the joys and sorrows of their daily lives, and, especially, the plight of women under conservative Islam.
A brisk overview of humankind’s first few hundred thousand years taking us right up to the present. Given the scope Cook has to tread lightly but he does sprinkle in observations from all parts of the globe.
The famous basketball player interviews a varied group of individuals on the subject of race and racism in the United States.
Ridley presents the current research and theories on sexual selection, evolutionary arms races, and the evolution of sex itself.
Frankfurt has a precise and combative style in these philosophical essays on ethics and the philosophy of mind.
Sagan’s eloquent defense of science and rationality in the face of myth and mysticism.
A collection of short stories. Ok, but I was somewhat disappointed, given his other work.
A very enjoyable fantasy novel set in England during the 1800′s.